Know your benefits

May 4, 2017

COBRA — it keeps you covered

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your health insurance provided by the Department of Education and your UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

April 6, 2017

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

March 2, 2017

Short-term disability plan

In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work.

February 2, 2017

Maternity and child care leave

Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.

January 5, 2017

Hearing aids

The UFT Welfare Fund provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000. The benefit provides one hearing aid every three years (counted from the date of your last purchase).

December 1, 2016

Eyeglasses and contact lenses

As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain an optical service once every two years.

November 3, 2016

Your prescription drug plan

All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund. There are no waiting periods for this coverage.

October 6, 2016

Transit programs

If you travel to work by public transportation, you can save money by taking part in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program, which covers New York City and the tri-state area.

September 8, 2016

Dental care

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through three types of programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which provides services through our panel or a dentist of your choice; Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO; and the Florida Dental Discount Plan for year-round Florida residents.

July 7, 2016

Health & Cancer Helpline; Retiree Social Services

Are you or a close family member struggling to cope with a health or mental-health problem? The UFT has created social services to help that are free, strictly confidential and only a phone call away.

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